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Section V : Mineral products

Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement

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Salt (including table salt and denatured salt) and pure sodium chloride, whether or not in aqueous solution or containing added anti-caking or free-flowing agents; sea water
Unroasted iron pyrites
Sulphur of all kinds, other than sublimed sulphur, precipitated sulphur and colloidal sulphur
Natural graphite
Natural sands of all kinds, whether or not coloured, other than metal-bearing sands of Chapter 26
Quartz (other than natural sands); quartzite, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape
Kaolin and other kaolinic clays, whether or not calcined
Other clays (not including expanded clays of heading 6806), andalusite, kyanite and sillimanite, whether or not calcined; mullite; chamotte or dinas earths
Natural calcium phosphates, natural aluminium calcium phosphates and phosphatic chalk
Natural barium sulphate (barytes); natural barium carbonate (witherite), whether or not calcined, other than barium oxide of heading 2816
Siliceous fossil meals (for example, kieselguhr, tripolite and diatomite) and similar siliceous earths, whether or not calcined, of an apparent specific gravity of 1 or less
Pumice stone; emery; natural corundum, natural garnet and other natural abrasives, whether or not heat-treated
Slate, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape
Marble, travertine, ecaussine and other calcareous monumental or building stone of an apparent specific gravity of 2,5 or more, and alabaster, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape
Granite, porphyry, basalt, sandstone and other monumental or building stone, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape
Pebbles, gravel, broken or crushed stone, of a kind commonly used for concrete aggregates, for road metalling or for railway or other ballast, shingle and flint, whether or not heat-treated; macadam of slag, dross or similar industrial waste, whether or not incorporating the materials cited in the first part of the heading; tarred macadam; granules, chippings and powder, of stones of heading 2515 or 2516, whether or not heat-treated
Dolomite, whether or not calcined or sintered, including dolomite roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape; dolomite ramming mix
Natural magnesium carbonate (magnesite); fused magnesia; dead-burned (sintered) magnesia, whether or not containing small quantities of other oxides added before sintering; other magnesium oxide, whether or not pure
Gypsum; anhydrite; plasters (consisting of calcined gypsum or calcium sulphate) whether or not coloured, with or without small quantities of accelerators or retarders
Limestone flux; limestone and other calcareous stone, of a kind used for the manufacture of lime or cement
Quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime, other than calcium oxide and hydroxide of heading 2825
Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers
Mica, including splittings; mica waste
Natural steatite, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape; talc
Natural borates and concentrates thereof (whether or not calcined), but not including borates separated from natural brine; natural boric acid containing not more than 85 % of H<sub>3</sub>BO<sub>3</sub> calculated on the dry weight
Feldspar; leucite; nepheline and nepheline syenite; fluorspar
Mineral substances not elsewhere specified or included

Chapter notes

  • 1 Except where their context or Note 4 to this chapter otherwise requires, the headings of this chapter cover only products which are in the crude state or which have been washed (even with chemical substances eliminating the impurities without changing the structure of the product), crushed, ground, powdered, levigated, sifted, screened, concentrated by flotation, magnetic separation or other mechanical or physical processes (except crystallisation), but not products which have been roasted, calcined, obtained by mixing or subjected to processing beyond that mentioned in each heading.
  • The products of this chapter may contain an added anti-dusting agent, provided that such addition does not render the product particularly suitable for specific use rather than for general use.
  • 2 This chapter does not cover:
  • (a) sublimed sulphur, precipitated sulphur or colloidal sulphur (heading 2802);
  • (b) earth colours containing 70% or more by weight of combined iron evaluated as Fe2O3 (heading 2821);
  • (c) medicaments or other products of Chapter 30;
  • (d) perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (Chapter 33);
  • (e) setts, curbstones or flagstones (heading 6801); mosaic cubes or the like (heading 6802); roofing, facing or damp course slates (heading 6803);
  • (f) precious or semi-precious stones (heading 7102 or 7103);
  • (g) cultured crystals (other than optical elements) weighing not less than 2.5g each, of sodium chloride or of magnesium oxide, of heading 3824; optical elements of sodium chloride or of magnesium oxide (heading 9001);
  • (h) billiard chalks (heading 9504); or
  • (ij) writing or drawing chalks or tailors' chalks (heading 9609).
  • 3 Any products classifiable in heading 2517 and any other heading of the Chapter are to be classified in heading 2517.
  • 4 Heading 2530 applies inter alia to: vermiculite, perlite and chlorites, unexpanded; earth colours, whether or not calcined or mixed together; natural micaceous iron oxides; meerschaum (whether or not in polished pieces); amber; agglomerated meerschaum and agglomerated amber, in plates, rods, sticks or similar forms, not worked after moulding; jet; strontianite (whether or not calcined), other than strontium oxide; broken pieces of pottery, brick or concrete. ## Additional chapter note ##
  • The term “denatured” as regards code 2501 00 51 and applies when:
  • the goods are homogeneously mixed with one of the denaturants shown in column 1 of the table below in the quantities indicated in column 2 and
  • separation of the goods and the denaturant is not economically viable. | Denaturant | | | Minimum quantity to be used (in g) per 100kg of denatured product | |-|-|-|-|-| | (1) | | | (2) | | Chemical name or description | Common name | Colour index | | | Sodium salt of 4-sulphobenzeneazo-resorcinol, or 2.4-dihydroxyazobenzene-4-sulphonic acid (colour: yellow) | Chrysoine S | 14270 | 6 | | Disodium salt of 1-(4-sulpho-1-phenylazo)-4-aminobenzene-5-sulphonic acid (colour: yellow) | Fast yellow AB | 13015 | 6 | | Tetrasodium salt of 1-(4-sulpho-1-naphthylazo)-2-naphthol-3.6.8-trisulphonic acid (colour: red) | Ponceau 6 R | 16290 | 1 | | Tetrabromofluorescein (colour: fluorescent yellow) | Eosine | 45380 | 0.5 | | Naphthalene | Naphthalene | - | 250 | | Powdered soap | Powdered soap | - | 1.000 | | Sodium or potassium dichromate | Sodium or potassium dichromate | - | 30 | | Iron oxide containing not less than 50% of Fe2O3 by weight. The iron oxide should be dark red to brown and should take the form of a fine powder of which at least 90 % passes through a sieve having a mesh of 0.10 mm | Iron oxide | - | 250 | Sodium hypochlorite | Sodium hypochlorite | | 3.000 |
  • The column entitled “Colour Index” contains the numbers corresponding to the Rewe Colour Index, third edition 1971.
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